How to Get Your Outdoor Furniture Ready for Fall & Winter


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How to Get Your Outdoor Furniture Ready for Fall & Winter

While most of the country is still in the grips of Summer-like weather, it’s time to start looking ahead to when the temps are going to drop and you’ll need to start thinking of how to make sure your outdoor furniture is ready to use again next Spring and Summer.
So here’s some advice on how to protect and prepare different pieces of your outdoor furniture and decor so that they’re ready to use when warmer weather comes back around. Continue reading →


Hitting the Trail: What You Need for that Long Hike


Hitting the Trail: What You Need for that Long Hike

Sure, the idea of spending any meaningful amount of time outside right now is horrifying – it’s a million degrees in the shade with three thousand percent humidity. But, with any luck, the weather will soon cool, making the idea of being outside more palatable. All of that means that now is the perfect time to start planning for what you’ll need when the weather cools and you want to take that three day hiking trip. Continue reading →


10 Ways to Relax for Under $100


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10 Ways to Relax for Under $100

We’re all looking for great deals, so I decided to share a few of the things on our site that I not only really like, but that are really good deals – each of them is under $100. I’ve picked out my favorites from a range of different products, including colors I’m partial to, but most of these are available in a variety of colors, so don’t assume that my choices are the only ones available.  Continue reading →


How to Untangle a Hammock


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How to Untangle a Hammock

One of the most common hammock tangles occurs when one or more ropes slip around the spreader bar and the hammock will not straighten out, causing a frustrating tangle that seems impossible to remove. Have no fear, however, because we will show you how to quickly fix this problem.
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Winter against Our Skin, Hammocks on Our Minds, Spring in Our Hearts


Winter against Our Skin, Hammocks on Our Minds, Spring in Our Hearts

The tumult of the holidays has subsided. Time has come for resolutions to go careening headfirst into reality: the cold and the dark that is winter in January. The natural response of many amid that first shivering jog of the New Year is to scurry back to warm beds and junk food, familiar foes of “should” and “ought to.”
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